Many in the religious world have adopted one or more of a myriad of organizational structures for their churches. The Bible, however, tells of no structure larger than that of the local congregation. It’s important that we understand what God’s Word has to say about organization, and that we put it into practice.
I’ve come to realize in recent months that the former title of this page, “Give Me the Bible,” caused some confusion to some people. I had a number of people asking if I gave away Bibles, which I do not have the means to do. Others have confused this page with a popular program of the same name. So I’ve been thinking of changing the name to hopefully curtail that confusion. So, going forward this page is going to be known as “Keep Christ in the Christian,” based on Gal. 2:20, that Christ is living in the one who has been crucified with Christ. Nothing else is going to change (except I want to write more).
I have been crucified with Christ; it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me; and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself for me. Gal 2:20 NKJV
9/17/17 a.m. sermon
8/20/17 a.m. sermon
The story of George Washington and the cherry tree has long been used to teach children the value of honesty when we’ve done something wrong. But sometimes adults forget that lesson. We try to hide our “cherry trees,” rather than confess that we’ve sinned. The Bible teaches clearly that we are to confess our sins, so that we may be forgiven.
At the heart of Paul’s letter to the Ephesians is a discussion of the church, the bride of Christ. In the letter we learn many things about God’s plan for the church, how the church came into being, who is in the church, and how the church should act. We are going to look at all of this things and more going forward in our study of Ephesians. In this lesson, we get an overview of the book and the people involved in its writing.
8/13/17 morning sermon.